Caring for another person is one of the most valuable unpaid jobs you can do, whether you are supporting someone with a disability, mental illness, chronic disease or who is frail aged. It can also be a tiring, stressful and overwhelming task. If you don’t regularly take time out from
Art is a great way to explore our emotions and relate to the outside world. Someone who knows this well is Geoffrey, a resident at Soteria Independent Living’s home in Edmonson Park, a suburb in Sydney’s south-west. Every Monday morning, the 42-year-old enjoys taking part in creativity sessions with his
Cooking bacon on the barbie is one of Marcus’ favourite things to do on a Thursday morning. This isn’t just his typical breakfast. Marcus is a volunteer cook for Survivor’s R Us: a charity that supports people experiencing domestic violence, homelessness and unemployment. A few times a week, the organisation
As Australia becomes a more multicultural society, an opportunity awaits for franchisees to grow a successful home care business that truly helps those in need. Minh Pham was inspired to buy his home care business almost ten years ago, after a chance encounter with a stranger in a Brisbane marketplace.
Jim and Perry have been good mates since they were young. They went to school together, stayed in touch over the years, and shared many good times together. But in recent years, their friendship has taken a different turn. Jim is now helping to care for Perry, who is living
The final report for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted the need to do more to ensure senior Australians are treated with respect, care and dignity. Home Caring welcomes the opportunity to review the state of our aged care system and work towards much-needed reform. The